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World News Round-up: 5 Overnight Events from Around the World

The quake struck at a depth of 32.8 km (20.4 mi) near the city of Hakha, the capital of Chin state, sending tremors spread across the border to towns and cities in India and Bangladesh.

2. Concern as new variant of Covid-19 identified in South Africa

a new version of COVID-19 With more than 30 spike mutations Information has been received from South Africa. On 23 November, Dr Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London, posted a description of the variant to github.com, noting that “the incredibly high amount of spike mutations suggest it may be of real concern ( Predation to escape from most known monoclonal antibodies)”

Specified as b.1.1.529, the variant was first observed in Botswana and the other circulating countries are Hong Kong and South Africa. According to The Guardian, only 10 cases have been confirmed by genomic sequencing.

Of the four types of concern currently designated by the World Health Organization, beta (Pango genus B.1.351), was first detected in South Africa in May 2020. The other three VOCs, alpha (b.1.1.7), delta (b.1.617.2), and gamma (p.1) were first observed in the United Kingdom, India, and Brazil in September 2020, October 2020, and November 2020, respectively. was detected.

3.Turkish police fired tear gas shells at women over violence

Turkish police fired tear gas in Istanbul to stop women demanding the country’s return to a historic international treaty signed in the same city to protect women from violence.

Women march along Istiklal, Istanbul’s main pedestrian street, on Thursday to mark the 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Holding colorful banners, they raised slogans and vowed not to leave the Council of Istanbul Conference of Europe.

Riot police, who had put up barricades at the end of the road to prevent them from moving forward, fired tear gas when a group of protesters tried to break down barriers. The Kamhuriyat newspaper reported that at least one protester was injured.

4. Britain’s Johnson Proposes Macron To Take 5 Steps To Stop Migrant Deaths

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Henry Nichols/Pools via AP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to set out five steps the two countries can take to avoid the crisis.More migrants die trying to cross the English Channel.

Johnson said the steps include using joint patrols, sensors and radar to prevent more boats from leaving French beaches, and urgently working on a withdrawal agreement with France and a similar deal with the European Union.

5. At least 52 killed in fire at Siberian coal mine in Russia

Russian news agencies say 52 miners and rescue workers have died in a fire at a Siberian coal mine. Officials had earlier said that rescue teams had found 14 bodies and the search for 38 missing people was halted for security reasons, due to a build-up of explosive methane gas and a high concentration of toxic fumes from the fire.

The state Tass and RIA-Novosti news agencies, citing emergency officials, said that there was no chance of finding any survivors.
Interfax news agency cited a representative of the regional administration, which put the death toll from Thursday’s fire at 52.

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